Welcome to our new Family department solicitor, Sophie Smith

18 May 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of experienced family solicitor Sophie Smith.

Mrs Smith, who is a trained collaborative lawyer, joins the firm’s highly respected family department, headed by Senior Partner Jane Anderson.

Sophie Smith:

“Cozens-Hardy has one of the strongest family departments in the region. Having taken a career break to raise my family, I’m excited to join the firm and help further expand their matrimonial work.’

Jane Anderson, Senior Partner:

Investing in property

09 May 2017

Partner Philippa Rudd looks at property investment. What are your options - and what are your obligations as a landlord? As featured in the Eastern Daily Press property supplement.

Future Radio Interview - residential property with Arnolds Keys

10 Apr 2017

Partner Anna Farquharson and Jan Hÿtch (partner) from Arnolds Keys were interviewed on Future Radio recently; click here to listen again to their advice about house buying and selling.

Can your Will be challenged?

06 Apr 2017

Back in March, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in a landmark case concerning testamentary freedom, one of the main principles of the law of England and Wales. Private Client solicitor, Claire Roberts, considers the facts...


Contracts of employment

14 Mar 2017

We are often asked what the legal requirements for a contract of employment are. Our employment specialist, Partner Andrew Spencer, explains...

Home ownership & relationship breakdowns

13 Mar 2017

Partner Philippa Rudd looks at what may happen to your home when a relationship breaks down and gives some advice on home ownership. As featured in the Eastern Daily Press property supplement.

Philippa Rudd - EDP Homes - Loft Conversions

07 Mar 2017

We live in a terraced house in the city. We can’t afford to move house but we need more space for our expanding family. We are thinking of converting our loft into living accommodation. What do we need to know, please?

Inheritance Tax - the new 'Residence Nil-Rate Band'

25 Feb 2017

Partner Michelle Collins, head of our Wills, Probate & Estate Planning team, takes a look at the new 'Residence Nil-Rate Band' provisions for Inheritance Tax.


The EDP celebrates Philippa's ten years as their property columnist

20 Feb 2017

Click on the image above to read the Eastern Daily Press' celebration of Philippa Rudd's decade in paper as their property legal expert.

Philippa Rudd - EDP Homes - Property Fraud

20 Feb 2017

I have recently read about a buyer losing around £1m, as the person claiming to be the owner of the property he was buying was in fact a fraudster. I am now buying a property and am very anxious! 


To find out more, call us on: 01603 625231